Square Enix has announced that some Final Fantasy VII Remake pre-orders and day one orders may not be fulfilled due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus COVID-19. Square Enix are monitoring the situation and will have further updates.
The game will still be releasing on 10th April 2020, but as companies go into lockdown and distribution channels closed off by governments, not all physical copies will make it to stores or homes in time.
Square Enix posted the following statement on Twitter:
Due to the extraordinary circumstances the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic we want to update you on how this will impact the forthcoming release of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of our fans and customers, taking into account regional government and World Health Organisation advice.
The worldwide release of Final Fantasy VII Remake on April 10 will go ahead. However, with the unforeseeable changes in the distribution and retail landscape which varies across countries, it is incredibly likely that some of you will not get hold of your copy of the game on the release date. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and working with our partners, retailers, and Square Enix teams across Europe and the Americas to do everything we can to ensure as many of you as possible can play the game on April 10th.
We want to keep you updated ahead of the release and intend to post again this Friday March 20 with any further news. So please stay tuned to our official channels. For any other questions regarding the release please contact our Square Enix Customer Service teams or your relevant retailer for more information on availability in your region.